Video to Text Converter

Transcribe and convert your videos into any text-based format, like transcripts, blog posts, summaries, captions—heck, even haikus. Descript does more than just basic video-to-text transcription. Just upload your video and tell our built-in AI assistant what you want to turn your transcript into.

How to convert video into any text content

Step 1

Upload your video file

Drop your video file into a new Descript project to generate a transcript. Or hit Record to start recording a new video from scratch.

Step 2

Edit your transcript as needed

You can edit your transcript to edit your video to delete any sections you don't want, and remove filler words by right-clicking on them in the text. Use Correct mode (C) to make any corrections to your transcript while keeping the video in sync.

Step 3

Ask AI to turn it into text

In the Actions menu, select Ask AI. You can choose from several default outputs like blog post, show notes, YouTube description, or social post. Or type in your own custom instructions. Refine the result with feedback if needed, then copy the result to your clipboard.

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Video to Text Converter

Video to Text Converter

Transcribe and convert your videos into any text-based format, like transcripts, blog posts, summaries, captions—heck, even haikus. Descript does more than just basic video-to-text transcription. Just upload your video and tell our built-in AI assistant what you want to turn your transcript into.

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How to convert video into any text content
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Step 1
Upload your video file

Drop your video file into a new Descript project to generate a transcript. Or hit Record to start recording a new video from scratch.

Step 2
Edit your transcript as needed

You can edit your transcript to edit your video to delete any sections you don't want, and remove filler words by right-clicking on them in the text. Use Correct mode (C) to make any corrections to your transcript while keeping the video in sync.

Step 3
Ask AI to turn it into text

In the Actions menu, select Ask AI. You can choose from several default outputs like blog post, show notes, YouTube description, or social post. Or type in your own custom instructions. Refine the result with feedback if needed, then copy the result to your clipboard.

Transcribe and transform video into any text format
Fast, accurate transcription in 23 languages

Upload your MP4, MPEG, MOV, Apple ProRes to generate a transcript instantly, including speaker labels and time codes. Your transcript is synced to your timeline so you can make edits to the text and have them reflected in your video.

Repurpose video content and recordings

Tap into a more efficient workflow for creating video content and repurposing it as text, audio, GIFs, and video clips. Create multiple compositions to produce several variations while preserving the original so you can experiment freely.

Choose a text output or ask for something custom

Quickly convert videos into articles, social posts, subtitle files, translations, summaries, checklists, YouTube descriptions, newsletter copy, scripts, and more. Get better outputs with custom instructions and feedback.

Questions? We have answers
What's the best video to text converter?

The best video to text converter depends on your needs. But Descript goes beyond generating a transcript, letting you easily turn that transcript into other text formats. Plus, it's all baked into a video editor that's beginner-friendly with tons of pro features too.

What languages can I transcribe in Descript?

Descript currently supports transcription in 23+ languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian. It can understand a variety of accents and speaking styles thanks to continual training of its speech recognition models.

Can AI write my script for me with Descript?

Certainly! Just click on the Ask AI button and you can ask it to write a script, generate an outline, or brainstorm ideas with you. Once you’ve entered your instructions in the chat prompt, Ask AI will generate a script. You can then add it to your project or ask it to refine its answer.

Can I transcribe my video for free with Descript?

Yes, you can transcribe video to text with Descript for free. With the free plan, you get 1 hour of transcription per month and can download the transcribed text in multiple formats. Paid plans starts at $12 per month to unlock 10 hours or more.

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More than a video to text converter
Descript is an AI-powered audio and video editing tool that lets you edit podcasts and videos like a doc.
  • Text-to-speech
    Tap into a library of over 20 AI voices you can use to turn text into speech. Or clone your own.
  • Find good clips
    Use AI to call out the best snippets in your video transcript to turn into clips.
  • Video editing
    Descript is an AI-powered video editor that takes you from scripting to publishing in one workflow.
  • Remote recording
    Schedule and record up to 10 guests from anywhere directly into your video project.